Rendez-vous aux jardins
Tenth Edition on the theme : The garden and its pictures
Set up in 2003 by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the event Meeting in the gardens happens every year on the first week-end of June.
In 2011, 1.8 million of visitors discovered around 2200 public and private gardens all over the French territory, including 400 exceptionally opened and more than 200 opened for the first time.
This event aims to enable the visitors to understand the complexity and the importance of the measures taken to know, protect, preserve, look after and restore the gardens. It also allows to transmit their savoir-faire and to enhance their cultural dimension. In addition to the massive opening of public and private parks and gardens, this event hosts many activities related to the national and/or a regional theme.
The gardens’ owners and administrators are invited to offer specific activities: guided visits, concerts, readings, demonstrations of their skills, workshops for children, lectures, games/competitions, gardens opened until sunset on Saturday night.